Special Issue "Novel Approaches to Bioelectrochemical Systems’ Technologies"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensor and Bioelectronic Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 299

Special Issue Editors

Laboratory of Microbial Electrochemical Systems, Department of Process Engineering and Technology of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: microbial electrochemical systems; bioelectrochemical sensors; bioelectrosynthesis and degradation; environmental microbiology
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Dr. Miriam Edel
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Guest Editor
Institute of Technical Microbiology (TMI), Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH),21073 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: microbial electrochemical systems; bioelectrochemical sensors; bioelectrosynthesis and degradation; environmental microbiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bioelectrochemical systems (BES) are devices in which  microorganisms interact with functional elements such as materials and electronic circuits. In BES-based processes, these electroactive microorganisms play a key role in providing various environmentally significant reactions. Such processes are often provided with a net-zero or net-positive energy input.

In recent decades, the developments in BES technology have led to several pilot-scale implementations and the emergence of the first successful companies. These first examples offer systems to treat industrial and domestic wastewater, as well as providing solutions to the bioremediation of polluted areas, biomonitoring of the environment and biosynthesis of valuable compounds. There is, however, an ongoing demand regarding the improvement strategies and new concepts that would lead to further improvements and overcome the limitations of these complex systems.

This Special Issue will be focused on papers concerning:

  • Microbial fuel cells;
  • Microbial desalination cells;
  • Microbial electrosynthesis cells;
  • Microbial electrolysis cells;
  • Electrofermentation technology.

Their applications in environmental practices, renewable energy and sustainable chemistry technologies will also be studied. Conceptual works, opening new avenues for this technology, as well as works on methodological, step-wise improvements and scale-up approaches, are welcome.

Dr. Grzegorz Pasternak
Dr. Miriam Edel
Guest Editors

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  • BES
  • microbial fuel cells
  • microbial desalination cells
  • microbial electrosynthesis cells
  • microbial electrolysis cells
  • electrofermentation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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